Somewhere You'd Rather Be

by Cody J. Martin

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released January 25, 2014

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Cody J. Martin Massillon, Ohio

Cody J. Martin is a folk singer/songwriter from Massillon, OH. His debut album "Somewhere You'd Rather Be" was released in 2014.

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Track Name: Turn the Darkness On
So here lays my name
Laid to rest on a bed of shame
And I have nothing to say that you haven't heard
But I turn the darkness on
To let it shine down on everyone
In hopes that I hear a voice that fits with my words

Cause I found life in this place
When I wrapped my hands all around your waist
And lynched my dreams from the trees like old tire swings
And I'm gonna love you until
Silence sings alongside my will
For you know all that goes in the fall must come back in the spring
And my dear, it don't mean a thing

Say I'm a no one now
That's all I'll ever be anyhow
I've only clenched my fist when light danced in my hand
Just like those silhouettes, that burn on the tips of your cigarettes
It's something I can only explain as well as you can understand

That I found life in this place
When I traced a grin to your grieving face
Be it Cheshire or Chelsea like garland that hangs from your ears?
But never mind, lemme love you until
Stillness runs alongside my heels
When you look for yourself you may find that all is a mirror
And it don't mean a thing, my dear
Track Name: All Roads Lead to War
Well, here I go, I'm losin'
Harm's swift fist has kissed me, now I'm bruisin'
And bleedin', just crawlin' to your door
Beggin' please, can I have some more?

Well, can you hear it comin'?
The end, it dances to the power lines I'm strummin'
And it's hummin' the tune taught by the storm
Singin' please, can I have some more?

Oh darlin', can I have some more?
Can I have some more?
It's like they always say. all roads lead to war
And it don't matter where you're going when it leads to what laid before Darlin', all roads lead to war

Well here we go, we're home free
Don't eat the apples that you pick from the cunt tree
For the city grows their fruit from trees of Gore
So Alfred, please can I have some more?

While here we are, we're cryin'
Trouble only seems to find us when we're hidin'
And we're tryin' to whisper 'neath the roar
Whisper please, can I have some more?

Oh baby, can I have some more?
Can I have some more?
It's like they always say, all roads lead to war
And it's a'better world a comin' when you're hell bound for the morgue Baby, all roads lead to war (x2)

Well, here I go I'm sinkin'
I only find some kind of comfort when I'm drinkin'
And I'm thinkin' of a good fix four to score
And seven years ago can I have some more?

While all this world is broken
The wrong things were only said when I have spoken
But I've wrote them and I've felt them to my core
Writin' please, can I have some more?

Oh darlin' can I have some more?
Can I have some more?
It's like they always say. all roads lead to war
And it don't matter where you're going when it leads to what laid before Darlin', all roads lead to war
Track Name: Lies for the Precious Kind
Well you and all your fears
I can see them in your eyes
And whisper lies into your ears
I was born to steal your heart

For I am but a thief
Here to become all your best and leave what's left to no relief
Yes, I'll split your tears apart

And there was just no time
To explain to you a reason or a rhyme
But I'll borrow all your sorrows
And through all of your tomorrows I will stay
And then I'll walk the line
And there is only one price that you must pay
I will die for you tomorrow only if you swear to die for me today

And I, with all I know
Will burn away my haunted memories with the flame inside your soul As you watch its blackened smoke lead me away

And I'll be gone riding the wind
On to another hundred lovers with my lies I must begin
And you know, it's nothing personal, so they say

And there was just no time
To explain to you a reason or a rhyme
But I'll borrow all your sorrows
And through all of your tomorrows I will stay
And then I'll walk the line
And there is only one price that you must pay
I will die for you tomorrow only if you swear to die for me today

And so this song it plays
And on and on throughout the cross of love and loneliness it stays
But you know the pain will pass well over time

And then you will see
Just like the mirror I reflect on you all the lies I have received
Over years of dealing with your precious kind

And there was just no time
To explain to you a reason or a rhyme
But I'll borrow all your sorrows
And through all of your tomorrows I will stay
And then I'll walk the line
And there is only one price that you must pay
I will die for you tomorrow only if you swear to die for me today
Track Name: Hard Blues
Hard blues are all that's left to see
I feel sick and I'm far too tired to sleep
It's so quick to trip and fall when the world sits at your feet
And like all else the pain's been handed down

And hard blues are the days that end with "why?"
The answers blowin' in the wind of a different time
There's nowhere to go now but there's somewhere on my mind
I hope these streams can save me from this hell

Cause O lord here it comes again, I'm startin' to doubt
That I'm understood but not figured out
And I'm tied down to this dried up creek bed but still I will drown
I'm only cryin' cause I've got nothin' to cry about

And hard blues are all that's left to hold
I've got it all but I have nothing to show
And you don't know anything until nothing's all you own
I hope these streams can save me from myself
Cause I long for something else

And O lord here it comes again, I'm startin' to doubt
That I'm understood but not figured out
And I'm tied down to this dried up creek bed but still I will drown
I'm only cryin' cause I've got nothin' to cry about

And it ain't no fever that sickens you of yourself
And you don't know why but you know it well
You got no reason for tears but still you cry
This life you live's a disease that don't heal til you die

Cause O lord here it comes again, I'm startin' to doubt
That I'm understood but not figured out
I'm tied down to this dried up creek bed but still I will drown
I'm only cryin' cause I've got nothin' to cry about
Track Name: What's Already Gone
You may find me standin' at the end of roads that lead to you
After giving nothin' of me to be seen
And babe, there ain't always a reason for the things we aim to do
It's just a way of workin' out what it all means

But I just flew in to say goodbye
A dried up rain drop in my eye
And nothin' short of words unwed to shame
But you, you're not proud, are you dear ?
You look just like you are not here
And to you, I suppose I look the same
Yes, I suppose I look the same

And it ain't tough to be a gambler gazin' through hard lookin' eyes
When you set the next step of all that you see
And I guess it's just the foreground of your dwindelin' demise
Travellin' by boat to the bottom of the sea

But it's in these hard times that were shown
If you mind yourself and do your own
No one will ever wind up ownin' you
But when it all begins to sink
And you've forgotten how to think
I wonder if you'll know just what to do

Cause oh, my yes
Everything must carry on
But why can't we seem to let go
Of what's already gone?

So oh my friend, why don't you wake up and put all your dreams to bed?
And count my failures by the rings around my eyes
For you know the ides and in-betweens have kept me close to dead
And now there is no place for me to run and hide

Now I'm just a lonesome sparrow singin'
In rib cage frames of burnt out sheds
And I'll hug your angry pellets when they're fired
So come on in, let's play for keeps
You can put my lonely song to sleep
And I'll love you til my heartbeat has retired

Cause oh, my yes
Everything must carry on
But why can't we seem to let go
Of what's already gone?
Track Name: No Shadows
Well babe,
I've been savin' for the rain
And in the sun you must remain
Grown hollow,
This holy eclipse you kiss and follow
Oh girl, I'm a boy and you're a shadow
But I love you so

Well you say,
That life lays where the sunlight stays
But oh I suppose those were different days
For now,
You thirst for midnight storms and shrouds
Oh girl, I'm a boy, you're an echo loud

As I howl to you,
Be my guardian angel and keep me from the night
As I trick you into drinkin' from my skies
Brought you along only to just leave you behind
And babe there ain't no shadows where there ain't no light

And by the shade,
This mask of love hides a scheming face
But oh, I scheme for to keep you safe
From the thunder
That rolls in the darkness and damns asunder
Oh girl, I'm the boy born to hold you under

As I cry to you,
Be my guardian angel-I love you, just sleep tight
As I trip you to my rivulets of night
Brought you along only to just leave you behind
And babe, there ain't no shadows where there ain't no light

So please go,
Peacefully to heaven's shores, you're goin' home
And that's a place I'll never know
Like you do, oh like you
Beautiful girl
If you're sent back to this dark world, come back as me
And maybe then you'll live to see how much I love you (x2)
Track Name: To Be a Balloon
You know that I love you and it's true that could never change
But I feel it's hard to explain, tugged in the altitude
And blind to the wind you are but are you strung out on its sway?
Oh, there's a sleepin' cloud on the plain that your charade shines through

But when I feel our hands entwine, well my emptiness inflates
And this lonesome weight can only lift a heart with no ties to the ground
But where once you fed the hands of clowns now yourself is all that you feed
And all you can see is ahead and behind but you forget to look around

And me, I'm just a balloon
Tryin' to be a parachute tied to your wrist
As you slowly float away

And there was no song to sing in the backwards guitar of your brain
Oh but the memories just drive you insane and still come in sketches now
And I watched from the sidelines cryin' as you propelled through your endless parades
Oh how I wish to just lead you away for kinder stretches now

But when I feel our strengths combine, well my weakness just grows great
And I can't penetrate the walls that surround myself when I look in your eyes
But where once I fed your hands with guidance now I struggle to emulate
A savin' grace as we move towards the ceiling with the fan blades stuck on high

And me, I'm just a balloon
Tryin' to be a parachute tied to your wrist
As you slowly float away
Track Name: Glass On the Wind
Love I've been
Returned to rainbows end
Reduced to shreds by all your glass spread out on the wind
Can't pretend

That this heart I have
This locket 'round my neck
Wasn't stole from you as I flew above your nest
And you ask: "Could all that you need be found inside my heart?"
But you know the answer to that
And I do believe that now there's no turning back
For all that I need is all I can see when I look at you

And love it seems
You'll end my misery
Or let me slowly drift towards that long eternal stream
But don't you weep

Like young hunters do
When their prey lays strewn
On lips of love while from your hips you pull your pistol to shoot
I'm asking you: "Could all that you need be found inside my heart?" And you know the answer is true
Now there's nowhere left to go and one thing to do
For all that I need is all I can see when I look at you

When I look at you I hear the moanin' of the train
And you whisper dear, you'll be delivered from your pain
Then you close your eyes and aim to fire at me
As I'm chained to the corners of your circus ring
With this locket made of steel kept so well concealed

No need to run
From good ends of the gun
For what you need, babe it ain't always what you want
And now you've come

To be the bullets grave
With every ricochet
And glass on the wind it blows only when a stolen heart breaks
When a stolen heart breaks
Track Name: Riverside
Well out in the back roads of our yard
There's a suicide silence that shakes hard through the dark
And bases ring around the broken hearts
That you touch to keep safe from my seekin' arms

So slowly I skip back to riverside
To the last known place that you had gone to hide
And tagged me to be chased by dreams to find
A deliverance from your absence in my eyes

And by the light the night sky bleeds
I'll cut my ties and let the water cover me
And when I've seen you hang by your own tree
I'll be free from the riverside in me

Well old friend, like the games we used to play
In forty corners my call has carved your name
But you laugh at me like Lazarus fraught with no faith to be raised
By the shadows drippin' dark from shades of day

And by the light the night sky bleeds
I'll cut my ties and let the water cover me
And when I've seen you hang by your own tree
I'll be free from the riverside in me (x2)
Track Name: Tomorrow Is a Brand New Day
Well I feel so tired and oh so low down
Broken like a bone beneath your stare
But I still bend backwards on your barbed wire fence
To watch the sunset paint the night into the air
But there's somethin' in the silence of the darkened country kindness That makes me want to stay
For tonight I've failed to win your heart but tomorrow is a brand new day

And no, I've never called myself a lover
Maybe just a fighter of the same
But I couldn't risk to lose all that I had to offer
Just to live for that lonesome little fame
And there's somethin' in the violence of the city's killin' sidewalks that's too afraid to chase me away
For tonight I've failed to win your heart but tomorrow is a brand new day

And I said, babe
When that hurtin' gets too strong, will you take my pain
Will you take my pain away?
For the sweetest kind of loss
Is when it is your gain
When it is your gain

So when all else is lost darlin'
I will go back home to the that hole from which I've crawled
And I guess I oughta know that it takes the feelin' of a broken heart to heal the one you caused
But there's something in the wind telling me you'll come again
When the world has switched our plates
For tonight I've failed to win your heart but tomorrow is a brand new day

And I said, babe
When that hurtin' gets too strong, will you take my pain
Will you take my pain away?
For the sweetest kind of loss
Is when it is your gain
When it is your gain
Track Name: Without You Now
Steal me a wedding ring
So I can marry to the morning
And never grow tired of a'wakin'
When doors of tomorrow swing
And spring into summersaults that fall to me unhinged
The winter is what I'll go a chasin'
For all of these points of view
Well they seem to me to be too beaten and abused
For me to feel like anyone at all
To top of the trees I'll climb
And slip myself into that saddle in the sky
And laugh upon your call

Cause I feel so good without you now
That my echo no need longer trail your howl
Yes, I feel so good without you now
But I still need you for somethin' to not give a damn about

Over the hills I stroll
Leavin' trails in my steppin' stones
For a lonesome soul to find me a'climbin'
When through some strangers eyes
I've had visions of the empty skies
That reign above the gone good timin'
But why do I chase the wind
When it blows around the world and licks my back again
And makes me feel like I was never born
To mountain tops I'll pull
And drink myself dry til the thunder starts to roll
And flattens out your call

Cause I feel so good without you now
That my echo no need longer trail your howl
Yes, I feel so good without you now
But I still need you for somethin' to not give a damn about
You're somethin' I don't give a damn about
So baby, how's that make you feel now?
You're somethin' I don't give a damn about

Suppose I sail away
And point my two feet towards the war torn days
Where the answer lays within the foot steps
That are now yours to take
Well use them as you want and let 'em drip away
But write this down before you forget
That life will be bitter sweet
When you find that you're stuck at points where past and future meet
Suspended like a spider at web's end
'Tween heaven and the earth
That's where I'll be found when your seams split in reverse
And rhyme right with my call

Cause I feel so good without you now
That my echo no need longer trail your howl
Yes, I feel so good without you now
But I still need you...
And yes, I feel so good without you now
That I'm no longer the ground beneath your plow
Yes, I feel so good without you now
But I still need you, babe for somethin' to not give a damn about
Track Name: Somewhere You'd Rather Be
Take me by the hand
Let us dance while we walk
Lost inside the tone
Composed by voices that can't talk
And take some pictures of me
While I decide who I am
And I'll be your little freak
Dressed in drag and donned in dreams

And I'll lose myself to
This life of fun-house mirrors
Where no one can find me
But your voice can still kiss my ears
Cause I'd rather be someone
Who turns not to see
So I turn the darkness on
I found I lost myself in what's already gone

And I can't perceive
I'm drunken and drained
Enslaved to the streets
Where madly, all of you leap
Entranced in sequenced carousel kind of scenes

Where I lost myself
Sleepwalkin' to the edge of the world
Where reflections mean nothin'
But it's good to know that you're still my girl
Cause I'd love to be someone who lives
But I'm a no one who looks at life and sees
No matter where you are there's always somewhere you'd rather be

Yeah and I'll lose myself to
This life of fun-house mirrors
Where no one has found me
But your voice still kisses my ears
Cause I'd love to be someone who lives
But I'm a no one who looks at life and sees
No matter where you are there's always somewhere you'd rather be
Yeah, no matter where you are there's always somewhere you'd rather be